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Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development

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Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. That’s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w

In a couple of recent projects I’ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is

Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi

When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Here’s the situation: The parent eleme

Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term “responsive web design” existed). It’s really quite easy – al

W3C | Web Standards

Today the XSLT Working Group and the XQuery Working Group jointly published Candidate Recommendations and invite implementation of XPath 3.1 and supporting documents. The XQuery Working Group publishe

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published two documents today: A First Public Working Draft of CSS Inline Layout Module Level 3. The CSS formatting model provides for a flow of elem

The XML Processing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of XProc 2.0: An XML Pipeline Language, together with a Standard Step Library. XProc is an XML pipeline language; that is, a

The Pointer Events Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Pointer Events. This document defines events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from device

The RDFa Working Group is advancing four RDFa 1.1 documents to Proposed Edited Recommendations today: HTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition. This specification defines rules and guidelines for adapting

CMS Wire | Content Management

Skip me if you’re sending out holiday emails, especially if we’ve never met. What you consider to be Seasons Greetings, I consider to be SPAM. And I have 512 such pieces in my inbox. I cou

There’s a consensus that if you want to be successful on line, you’re going to have to deliver an exceptional customer experience, something that leaves others trailing. Of course, th

Advanced analytics is becoming an enterprise essential. But most companies appear content to stick with the benefits of the "small data." the technology generates rather than make the necess

Many companies start out being exceptional. But as they grow, there is a dark, powerful force that pulls them towards average. While many things can cause this, one of the most overlooked is an organi

Open source Web CMS provider Jahia wants to empower digital marketers with its latest tool. The Geneva, Switzerland-based company this week launched Form Factory, which officials say frees digita

Search Engine Watch | SEO

Bing has integrated AMBER Alerts into its search engine, as well as enhanced its local search capabilities for mobile.

In the spirit of reflection as the year comes to a close, here are three PPC scenarios from the past year that just didn’t pan out.

As we move into 2015 we have a responsibility as SEOs to positively shape the outcome of any Web development project we’re a part of. That means providing answers to questions posed by stakeholders

Now, with the help of a new metric called "store visit measurement," advertisers in the U.S. can decide which products to include in their search listings.

When we consider the disruptive force that search is playing in the health care and education systems, it’s not such a gigantic step for us to leverage it to disrupt how we measure search campaign s

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